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Of all the major developments in information technology that have influenced literary production, maybe none is more influential as the printing press, which brought the entire classical canon to people throughout Europe within 60 years of its invention.

A maybe none is more influential as
B it may be that none is more influential as
C perhaps it is none that is more influential than
D maybe it is none that was more influential than
E perhaps none was more influential than
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First method. ; split is vs was. The printing press was very influential certainly, when it came into being. Therefore, it entails a past tense. Now no one can say whether it is still as influencial. So all is verb choices are out. With A, B, C, D gone, only E is left.

Second method. Split than vs as, than is required because it is comparative degree. C, D, E remain . Drop C and D for using present tense. E survives
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27 May 2012, 15:18
I came to the conclusion of (E) as well

What I noticed is Answer choices B-D contains "it" which to me indicated was it talking about developments or literary productions which does not make any sense so those choices were eliminated.

Between A & E, I chose (E) mainly because it sounded better than (A) when putting it all together.

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28 May 2012, 00:06
Answer should be E.In my view in option D "it is none " is adding redundancy to the sentence.Shifting from present to past is also making the sentence odd in D.
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29 May 2012, 10:23
i also think E should be answer...first is as vs than split....
nd "it" is also ambiguous...

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31 May 2012, 19:13
I picked E as well based on "than" split and construction. OA appears to be D? Is this right?
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02 Jun 2012, 02:48
I also chose E..someone please through light why D is correct here. :S
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12 Jun 2012, 23:18
IMO also E.. Can someone please share the OA..
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01 Sep 2012, 03:49
Can someone please explain OA....I choose E as my answer but OA is D, please explain anybody ...

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Of all the major developments in information technology that have influenced literary production, maybe none is more influential as the printing press, which brought the entire classical canon to people throughout Europe within 60 years of its invention.

A maybe none is more influential as
B it may be that none is more influential as
C perhaps it is none that is more influential than
D maybe it is none that was more influential than
E perhaps none was more influential than
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Can someone please explain OA....I choose E as my answer but OA is D, please explain anybody ...

Here are my two cents after learning a few things in the past..

First and foremost, in the original sentence there is a comparison between "major developments in information technology" and "printing press". What is wrong here?
Comparing major development and printing press is wrong. Also, there is an error of Idiom "influential as" is wrong.

Why E is wrong - "none" was more influential than is incorrect because here "none" refers to one type of development and is being compared with "printing press"
For example, instead of using none, lets use "one". Then "one" type of development is compared with "printing press". It is same error as it is there in the original sentence.

Why D is correct - First, the past tense is correct here as the original sentence is talking about some past influences.
Second, "none" here doesn't refer back to the developments. It is making a statement that "it was none" which can be compared to "printing press".

Learning here is that you should take care in comparing things.
For example, "The recent discovery by the scientist is similar to the Atom bomb" - is wrong.
"The recent discovery by the scientist is similar to the discovery of Atom bomb" - right!

Just trying to help you with some examples, although they are not perfect.
Hope this helps!
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01 Sep 2012, 10:59
more influential as is incorrect, so A & B can be eliminated.

E looks like the best answer, can the OP post the OA?

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01 Sep 2012, 11:36
Thanks dexerash, make sense now

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Of all the major developments in information technology that have influenced literary production, maybe none is more influential as the printing press, which brought the entire classical canon to people throughout Europe within 60 years of its invention.

A maybe none is more influential as
B it may be that none is more influential as
C perhaps it is none that is more influential than
D maybe it is none that was more influential than
E perhaps none was more influential than

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Can someone please explain OA....I choose E as my answer but OA is D, please explain anybody ...

Here are my two cents after learning a few things in the past..

First and foremost, in the original sentence there is a comparison between "major developments in information technology" and "printing press". What is wrong here?
Comparing major development and printing press is wrong. Also, there is an error of Idiom "influential as" is wrong.

Why E is wrong - "none" was more influential than is incorrect because here "none" refers to one type of development and is being compared with "printing press"
For example, instead of using none, lets use "one". Then "one" type of development is compared with "printing press". It is same error as it is there in the original sentence.

Why D is correct - First, the past tense is correct here as the original sentence is talking about some past influences.
Second, "none" here doesn't refer back to the developments. It is making a statement that "it was none" which can be compared to "printing press".

Learning here is that you should take care in comparing things.
For example, "The recent discovery by the scientist is similar to the Atom bomb" - is wrong.
"The recent discovery by the scientist is similar to the discovery of Atom bomb" - right!

Just trying to help you with some examples, although they are not perfect.
Hope this helps![/quote]

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"Of all the major developments in information technology that have influenced literary production, maybe none is more influential as the printing press, which brought the entire classical canon to people throughout Europe within 60 years of its invention.

A maybe none is more influential as
B it may be that none is more influential as
C perhaps it is none that is more influential than
D maybe it is none that was more influential than
E perhaps none was more influential than "

Here the OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
D
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Where as in the below similar question:

" Of all the vast tides of migration that have swept
through history, maybe none is more concentrated as
the wave that brought 12 million immigrants onto
American shores in little more than three decades.
(A) maybe none is more concentrated as
(B) it may be that none is more concentrated as
(C) perhaps it is none that is more concentrated
than
(D) maybe it is none that was more concentrated
than
(E) perhaps none was more concentrated than"

Here OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
E
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What is the difference between these two question sturctures? Why is it 'D' in the above case? Pls Explain.

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03 Dec 2012, 20:12
hii there.
First, let me tell you that there is a subtle difference between "perhaps" and "may be".
You can say "perhaps"(possiblly) holds 70% chances of happening whereas "may be" holds 30-40% chances of happening.

Now looking back to the questions:
Of all the major developments in information technology that have influenced literary production, maybe none is more influential as the printing press, which brought the entire classical canon to people throughout Europe within 60 years of its invention.

A maybe none is more influential as
B it may be that none is more influential as
C perhaps it is none that is more influential than
D maybe it is none that was more influential than
E perhaps none was more influential than "

The use of "perhaps" and "may be" entirely depends on the context.
I assume that you may have reduced the options to limit yourself to D and E.
What is wrong in E? "development is being compared to printing press".

Of all the vast tides of migration that have swept
through history, maybe none is more concentrated as
the wave that brought 12 million immigrants onto
American shores in little more than three decades.
(A) maybe none is more concentrated as
(B) it may be that none is more concentrated as
(C) perhaps it is none that is more concentrated
than
(D) maybe it is none that was more concentrated
than
(E) perhaps none was more concentrated than

Here the construction of E is much much better than D. "May be it is none" sounds very awkward.

Note that correct comparison has to be made always. In the first question, if the correct comparsion had been made then E would have been the answer.
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03 Dec 2012, 22:47
Well I second Marcab in this.
However I do think the first question is not good.
Can you please mention the source?
I think it tried to copy the OG question (the second one) and did a poor job out of it.

As to your main question, you will NEVER have to choose between Perhaps and Maybe as the deal breaker in your options in the GMAT. There will be other, more concrete errors.
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Well I second Marcab in this.
However I do think the first question is not good.
Can you please mention the source?
I think it tried to copy the OG question (the second one) and did a poor job out of it.

As to your main question, you will NEVER have to choose between Perhaps and Maybe as the deal breaker in your options in the GMAT. There will be other, more concrete errors.

I don't know score but I have taken the questions from the gmat club verbal forum. What could be more probable errors apart from that?

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03 Dec 2012, 23:56
Well as marcab correctly pointed out this is a comparison question and not a maybe/perhaps question.
So you dont even need to look at the maybe/perhaps scenario.
I do think the first question is pretty convoluted though!
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4. Of all the vast tides of migration that have swept through history, maybe none is more concentrated as the wave that brought 12 million immigrants onto American shores in little more than three decades.
(A) maybe none is more concentrated as
(B) it may be that none is more concentrated as
(C) perhaps it is none that is more concentrated than
(D) maybe it is none that was more concentrated
than
(E) perhaps none was more concentrated than

Idiom; Verb form
This sentence depends on the comparative structure x is more than y. Here, an idiomatically incorrect construction x (none) is more as y (the wave) is used. In addition, the second part of the sentence uses the past tense verb brought, indicating that the event is over. Th e verb used in the comparative construction must also be past tense, x (none) was more concentrated than y (the wave). Maybe and perhaps are interchangeable; perhaps is slightly more formal.

A Incorrect idiom is used for comparison; is concentrated is the wrong tense.

B Incorrect idiom is used for comparison; it may be that is wordy.

C It is none that is more … is wordy; also, in this context, it must refer to something (unlike in phrases such as “it is clear that …”), yet it does not plausibly refer to anything.

D As in C, it is none that was more … is wordy; it must refer to something, yet it does not
plausibly refer to anything.

E Correct. Th e correct comparative construction is used in this sentence; the verb is past tense.

In other words, the comparative construction that is more x than that is under question here along with the correct use of the tense.In D, you may note, it does not have a referent and is wordy too.

Let us now come to the simulated example posted in the forum

"Of all the major developments in information technology that have influenced literary production, maybe none is more influential as the printing press, which brought the entire classical canon to people throughout Europe within 60 years of its invention.

A maybe none is more influential as
B it may be that none is more influential as
C perhaps it is none that is more influential than
D maybe it is none that was more influential than
E perhaps none was more influential than

The point is that all the choices from A to E compare development with the printing press. E should be the answer here also. D is rejected for the same reason as for wordiness as well as for pronoun reference problem.
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03 Jan 2013, 18:55
Answer is E. More...Than is the correct Idiom

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D maybe it is none that was more influential than: more wordy
E perhaps none was more influential than : no redundancy

I researched articles about perhaps/maybe and came to conclusion that they are perfectly interchangeable.

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